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3 Signs It’s Time to Upgrade Your Electrical Panel

An electrical panel is an engine that drives any household electrical supply system. It divides an electrical power feed into circuits, and it provides circuit breakers for each of these circuits. You need to set up and maintain these circuit breakers correctly in order for them to function properly. But when is it time to upgrade your electrical panel? Here are three signs to look out for.

Upgrade Your Electrical Panel

1. Circuit Breaker Tripping Frequently

If your circuit breakers keep tripping, it could be time to upgrade an electrical panel. Sure, tripped breakers are a nuisance (especially if you’re watching your favorite TV show!), but they are a super-smart safety feature that tells you when something is wrong with your electrical panel. There could be inconsistencies in the flow of electricity in your panel, for example.

Mister Sparky can handle all of your circuit breaker problems and provide you with honest advice about whether you need a new electrical panel.

2. Your Electrical Panel Has Fuses

Although fuses and circuit breakers perform similar functions, fuses are extremely outdated and could even pose a safety hazard. Why? Unlike circuit breakers, fuses don’t “trip” if there is something wrong with your electrical panel. If you have an old electrical panel with fuses, it’s probably time to upgrade it. Mister Sparky can help you do this.

3. You Use Extension Cords Way Too Often

Extension cords are meant to be a temporary fix, not a long-term solution. If you rely on extension cords in your home, your electrical panel might not have enough outlets. Installing a brand new electrical panel, therefore, will provide you with much more flexibility. It’s safer, too. People can trip over extension cords and experience serious injuries. In fact, extension cords cause around 4,000 injuries every single year, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

Looking for a qualified, experienced electrician who can upgrade your electrical panel? Mister Sparky has you covered.

Contact Mister Sparky today and receive an estimate or professional advice about home improvements.

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